About Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg

Sam & Harry's is about savoring the high life. Enjoy innovative cuisine, prime steaks, and fine seafood in an upscale, inviting atmosphere. Our inspired contemporary American menu celebrates thoughtful preparations of the freshest ingredients from local farms, and our Award-Winning wine program includes 250 wines by the bottle and over 50 by the glass. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails, a celebratory meal, a business lunch or leisurely dinner, our team looks forward to welcoming you.

In addition to the intimate setting of the main dining room, Sam & Harry's also offers two exquisite and unique dining entertainment experiences; The Private Dining Room, enclosed in glass, and The Terrace, our seasonal outdoor patio. Join us Wednesdays-Fridays in the summer for live music from Chicago artists

1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am,
Saturday 7:00 am -11:30-am
Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Meacham Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 303-4050

Website:
http://samandharrysschaumburg.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy our Summer Music Series on our Terrace. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7-9.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Sherman Scott

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chef's table available for up to 8, private dining room available for up to 28 people and semi-private dining available for up to 75 people.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will do the cooking, you do the wrapping. Seating until 9:30.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Open for breakfast at 7:00 or see you for dinner at 5:00.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Serving palate pleasing twists on traditional favorites made with farm fresh ingredients and local delicacies, Sam & Harry’s is a favorite among restaurants in Schaumburg. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sam & Harry’s is noted as a, “Best Steakhouse in Schaumburg”.

Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (7)
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Romantic (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

The service provided by our server (Melissa) was exceptional and her dining recommendations were terrific. We also had a chance to meet the chef and since it was our anniversary were given a complimentary dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Eaten here many times with friends and family. Great food but always quiet and overpriced - particularly the cocktails and wine. $19 for a simple martini and $74 for a bottle of Kim Crawford everyday sauvignon blanc - I would not say this if it were not outrageous. We some how keep coming back - maybe because it is always a safe place to find a reservation at the last minute or because the food is very good as well as the service. I would suggest drinking your cocktails or wine in your hotel room or at home before you come.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not sure why only a later reservation was available, the place was practically empty. We love the couch seating, very intimate, especially with a couple. But very pricey, and no specific WOW. Good, but not impressive good for a $500 bill for 4! Not an everyday kind a place. Special occasion only.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

2steaks took 45 minutes and came out raw when ordered medium

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not receive our reservation via open table. did not have table ready. forgot utensils. an order was wrong/returned and still wrong dish. no one asked if food was fine. At end waiter was more cordial. I consider any resturant that charges $30+ entrees to have a better "doggy bag" service then letting your guests do it themselves.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We took my father in law here for a Sunday breakfast, and had such a wonderful time! The ambiance was great, our server was hands down amazing, and the buffet was top notch, especially for the price. Very spacious dining and very clean!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good but the meal was ruined due to service. We had a large party and we requested seperare checks or seperate totals for each diner. Waitress told us it would take up to 45 minutes to do that. She claimed they use a Micros restaurant system that does allow for seperate checks. She just did not want to do it. Paying the bill was difficult and very time consuming since she did not check back with us once bill was presented. Since I am familiar with the Micros system I tried to explain to waitress how to accomplish seperate totals but she would not consider.
In the end I should have told her we would wait the 45 minutes for her to figure out seperate checks as it took her over an hour to process our payments.
This experience was disappointing and will prevent me from bringing my large group there at our next convention in the spring.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love the food and great wine choices!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have been to the restaurant over 10 previous times, quality of food and service typically is better than what we experienced on this last visit.

Poor service starting with the hostess. Our table was not assigned to a server, so it was 20 minutes before a drink order was taken. food is expensive, quality and preparation didn't match the $160 expense for 2. Major car auction convention that weekend, restaurant didn't seem prepared and staffed for the increased traffic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had dinner on New Year’s Eve about 9 years ago and we loved the dinner. I promised my husband that one day we would be back for a special occasion. That time came last night for dinner when I surprised him by bringing him back to S&H. Dinner and service were great. The quality of people was disappointing but understood considering the convention and the atmosphere. All in all, it was a good experience but probably won’t be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

EXCELLENT FOOD AND WINE!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed very much! Three had the salmon and said it was fantastic. I had the filet with bearnaise and it was the best I've had in a long time. My 86 year-old mother enjoyed herself because she said she could hear the conversation since it wasn't too loud, which is the best we can ask for.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Server was very attentive. A little noisy because of large hotel guest group

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Very surprised that they lack a Cappuccino machine and can't source from another kitchen in the hotel.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Was not even seated on arrival. Couple ahead of us was seated right away and we were told to have a seat after I said I had an open table reservation. Next couple comes in after us and was seated right away while we were still waiting. Made me BRM and we left. What good is a reservation if people without reservations get seated first?!? Just wasted my time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was good but our server was stretched a little too far for this kind of restaurant. Husband had filet which he said was good but not great. I had rib eye, which was delicious. Also gave us a very nice dessert for our anniversary. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Honestly can not say one thing negative. We live in the area and had nothing ready to make for dinner. I RELY heavily on "open table" for last minute reservations. Thank God I came across this GEM!
We have stayed at Renaissance Hotels. However, tend not to dine at "hotel" restaurants when not a guest.
Delighted we decided to give Sam and Harry's a try. The food was of excellent quality (the cheese/meat board with honey is to die for) and the rib eye was locally raised beef, dry aged at a price unheard of!! The deserts were fresh and original. We spent $300 for three; we had a fine bottle of wine, aged scotch, appetizers, full meals with sides (enough food for six if not more) deserts and after dinner drinks. Easily a $600-$1000 bill at any other fine dining establishment.
The service was exemplary. It was chilly inside after coming off the beautiful outdoor terrace. The staff members went to the front desk and offered a blanket!!!!!!!!! Who does that???? We wanted to eat our desserts and finish our drinks in the common area at the fire place. They accommodated us. They checked on us multiple times and asked if they could do anything else to make our evening complete!!!!! Who does that????? We were NOT guests. Not dressed overly nice. Definitely NOT celebrities nor large tippers!!!! (Oh, no family members are employed here!)
I am NOT a "review" person🙄. I NEVER take the time---even when the place is lousy.
Please try Sam and Harry's. I would like to see if it was the one and only time we actually got "lucky" or if this is the norm. We will be back to try it--just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. But, feeling confident it is just a great treasure.😉

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We enjoyed it. Food was quite good. Tried several courses. Steak was perfect.
We will come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Quite expensive. Booked for four people and set at a table for five. Also seated in a poor location with no view. Noted it was an anniversary when booked but not acknowledged.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Filet was very good. Service good as well. Lacking was the freshness of the bread. Hotel restaurant so ambiance very low key.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our table was no ready when we arrived. My steak was dry.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

So son did not like it, they didn't season their steak. That is it. Husband and friend said no value for the food, husband said the food was crappy.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Atmosphere was wonderful. Debbie the bartender was a delight. Food was amazing. Would def lately recommend. Best steak around

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I was reconnecting with a prior business colleague and heard this was a place with ambiance. When we arrived it was beautiful and made a great first impression. However, it declined from there. The service was slow and the food did not taste good. Also, the lunch menu had limited choices. I was disappointed but would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I drive 45 minutes for the best steak salad I have ever tasted. The staff, especially Amadeo, is so attentive and friendly. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food and drink.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Manager was very nice and comped our drinks but it was terrible on the terrace the music was going in and out (terrible noise) and the waitress took our drink order and 20 minutes went by with no drinks manager checked on us and then server brought the drinks and said manager was comping them. One of our two ordered appetizers arrived (the second one never did) and we decided not to stay for dinner and we didn't even bother asking where our second appetizer was - she brought the bill and our drinks were not comped (we only had one round of
Drinks) so we had to send check back.

Kicker: there was many 12 people outside on terrace it was NOT crowded

We will not return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Everyone there is great, they are very attentive. Linda, our waitress is on top of everything you need. We were the for the breakfast buffet and love all the options offered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I typically love this place but last night I was a bit disappointed. The menu offerings only had only two Fish options one of which was ahi tuna. That was a little disappointing. I ordered the Frits which are basically french fries. They were undercooked, bland and cost $9. My sister in law ordered a lemon drop martini. It was also disappointing and way overpriced. $18! That seems extremely expensive for a drink made with well vodka! It wasn't very good either. The grilled asparagus salad was the highlight of my meal!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Nice night out but now that I've been there, its off the list. Food was good and I would recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Short Review: Food is great especially steaks and a value for the price. The biggest problems: the drinks are outrageously price and if you do not ask there is no drink or wine menu. A simple gin martini was $17 each (2 martinis are more expensive than the main course). One glass of white wine (Kim Crawford Sav Blanc - $13 a bottle a Binnys) was $19 a glass - 2 glasses more than the generous rib eye steak. Huge surprise and not worth it. Food good - drinks robbery. Do not do it. Drink BEFORE you come.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went for my son's Birthday and he loved it. Got the Bone in Ribeye. Perfect! And staff and service was excellent!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

As always , great service and food !

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great tasting food and wine. I told the waitress that I was hoping for a salad with steak on too and she said "we can do that". It was a little higher in price than i liked but it was delicious.. i would get it again ... i like my steak medium-rare but it was more rare than I usually like. It was still good - they would have cooked it a little bit more if I wasn't sooo hungry:)

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was terrible but the food was good

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for the Mother Day's Brunch service. The buffet options were great and well space. The prime rib was excellent and everyone had their prefect Omelet. Great dessert table. So many good things, hard to know where to start sometimes! Mimosas were included in the price. Service is very good and very professional during a busy morning. Enjoyed the live music.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My wife and I, and several of our friends have been to Sam & Harry's more than a few times over the last couple of years. We love it, it has always delivered on quality. The food is amazing, the service is top notch and the wine is excellent. I set a reservation for this past Mothers Day. I was not able to get in for the actual brunch but we have always wanted to try the breakfast menu. So there was an 8:30am spot open so I booked it for my wife and I and our three daughters. If I would have known that the restaurant was closed and we would be sitting in the hotel bar there is no way I would have booked it. So we gave it a try, we were served tonic water for starters. My oldest daughter wiped her mouth with a disgusting used napkin. It might seem not that big a deal but for this restaurant it is. I honestly couldn't believe it. I wanted to leave, but my wife convinced me to stay. The food was excellent at least but the bill was over $100 with tip. Normally that would be perfectly fine, but I just feel that we could have gone to ANY everyday breakfast family restaurant and had a much better experience. Overall I was just upset that I chose Sam & Harry's for this day.

Mark Toppel

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I am here often for their breakfast. Staff has always given their best . Love this place !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Really enjoyed !
Service top notch, lobster bisque was amazing (beat Morton's by a mile).
& the cheesie crisps (with the bread plate) were awesome and unique!
Excellent and perfectly grilled New York.
If ever in Schaumburg again, will be no doubt of where dinner is going to be.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was weird that it was a restaurant in a hotel but it was very nice. The noise was high due to a bunch of kids right outside running around. The setting was really good and seduction outstanding. Yet I would expect our wait staff to be more knowledgeable about the selections. She even got our cheeses wrong. Yet, the food quality was excellent. I'll give it another try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Birthday celebration

Tags: Special Occasion
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